Physics Word Problem

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A plane is flying horizontally with speed
217m/s at a height 4840 m above the ground when a package is dropped from the plane.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2. the horizontal distance from the
release point to the impact point is 6820 m.
A second package is thrown downward from
the plane with a vertical speed v1 = 56 m/s.
The magnitude of the total velocity is 224.1 m/s. What horizontal distance is traveled by this
Answer in units of m.Answer in m. Round 5 decimal places

Jun 22nd, 2015

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the flying time of second package is given by the positive solution of this equation

4840 = 56*t+4.9*t^2 

t = 26.23 s 

thus the distance is 217*26.23 = 5691.81 m

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